Arnold Schneider

Last Update: 2015-02-13

Number of Stocks: 101
Number of New Stocks: 13

Total Value: $823 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 15%

Countries: USA
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Arnold Schneider Watch

  • This Hedge Fund Continues Betting on China-based Companies

    Hedge funds have been filing their form 13-F, which is a quarterly report of equity holdings by filed institutional investment managers with at least $100 million in equity assets under management, as required by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). In this article, let´s concentrate in one particular hedge fund and try to see the principal holdings in its portfolio. I will look into Shah Capital Management LLC.


    Recently the fund reported its equity portfolio, as of the end of December. The total value of the portfolio amounted to $116.05 million, up from $106.7 million disclosed at the end of the previous quarter. Consequently, the fund's total return was $9.3 million in the last quarter. The filing revealed that at the end of December, the fund added four new positions to its equity portfolio and sold out one position. The top 10 portfolio holdings as of the end of the quarter represented 95.96%. The largest changes from previous 13-F´s fillings are in the telecom and technology sectors.

      


  • 5-year lows: Vivus, Synta Pharmaceuticals Inc, MVC Capital Inc, and Kemet Corp.

    According to GuruFocus list of 5-year lows, these Guru stocks have reached their 5-year lows: Vivus, Synta Pharmaceuticals Inc, MVC Capital Inc, and Kemet Corp.


    Vivus (VVUS) Reached $2.50

      


  • A Closer Look at Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF

    In this article, let´s take a look at Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX) which is a favorite ETF for David Einhorn (Trades, Portfolio). As of Dec. 31, 2013, hedge fund Greenlight Capital owned 8.8 million shares.


    Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF

      


  • Schneider Sticks to Investment Strategy in Third Quarter

    Arnold Schneider (Trades, Portfolio), president, chief investment officer and principal of Schneider Capital Management Corp., likes to use independent analysis to identify undervalued securities with potential for positive change. It is a strategy that produced a 35.35% return in 2012 and a 32.1% return in 2013.


    In the third quarter of 2014, Schneider seldom bought or sold stock that was priced higher than $40 a share.

      


  • Miners Are an Attractive Substitute for Gold Exposure

    In this article, let´s take a look at Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX) which is a favorite ETF for David Einhorn (Trades, Portfolio). As of Dec. 31, 2013, hedge fund Greenlight Capital owned 8.8 million shares.


    Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF

      


  • Weekly 3-Year Low Highlights: CHT, NE, HL, VOLC

    According to GuruFocus list of 3-year lows, Chunghwa Telecom Co Ltd, Noble Corp PLC, Hecla Mining Co, and Volcano Corp have all reached their 3-year lows.


    Chunghwa Telecom Co Ltd (CHT) Reached $30.45

      


  • Weekly 3-Year Low Highlights: TLM, KBR, QSII, ACI

    According to GuruFocus list of 3-year lows, Talisman Energy Inc, KBR Inc, Quality Systems Inc, and Arch Coal Inc. have all reached their 3-year lows.


    Talisman Energy Inc (TLM) Reached $9.69

      


  • 5-year lows: Arch Coal Inc, Infoblox Inc, Schnitzer Steel Industries Inc, Ply Gem Holdings Inc.

    According to GuruFocus list of 5-year lows, these Guru stocks have reached their 5-year lows: Arch Coal Inc, Infoblox Inc, Schnitzer Steel Industries Inc, Ply Gem Holdings Inc.


    Arch Coal Inc (ACI) Reached the 5-year Low of $3.61

      


  • Three Stocks with Something in Common

    Wilbur L. Ross, Jr. is an American investor known for restructuring failed companies in industries such as steel, coal, telecommunications, foreign investment and textiles. He specializes in leveraged buyouts and distressed businesses. In 2011, Forbes magazine listed Ross as one of the world's billionaires with a net worth of $1.9 billion.


    Over the past quarter Ross added two new stocks bringing his portfolio holdings to 11 valued at $1,466 million. In this article, let´s take a look at the following three holdings which are the top three positions as of the first quarter.

      


  • 5-year lows: Fusion-io Inc, QLogic Corp, Arch Coal Inc and Coeur Mining Inc.

    According to GuruFocus list of 5-year lows, these Guru stocks have reached their 5-year lows: Fusion-io Inc, QLogic Corp, Arch Coal Inc, and Coeur Mining Inc.


    Fusion-io Inc (FIO) Reached the 5-year Low of $8.32

      


  • Carnival Corp: Recovering a Damaged Image

    In the last article I wrote about Carnival Corporation (CCL) my outlook was rather positive, despite the negative brand perception that the cruise operator gained after its 2012 and 2013 debacles on the sea. And for the most part, I remain confident in this firm’s long-term future profitability, given its competitive advantages on several fronts and 50% market share (shared with its only rival Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL)) in the global cruise industry. However, while investment gurus like Arnold Schneider (Trades, Portfolio) and Sarah Ketterer (Trades, Portfolio) are buying Carnival shares in the hopes of earning solid profits, short-term earnings remain an issue for the company as customers are yet to recover fully from 2013’s negative brand image. So, what can we expect looking forward?


    Changes to Boost Profits

      


  • Golden Star Continues to Lose Ground

    At the end of 2013 I wrote about Golden Star Resources Ltd. (GSS)’s troublesome future and gave several reasons for my bearish stance towards the stock. A small market, high geopolitical risk in some of the countries the firm operates, along with overexpansion in times of fluctuating gold prices gave tune to the massive shedding of shares by investment gurus. Five months have past since I last considered Golden Star’s potential, and everything indicates the situation has not changed.


    Guru Activity Shows a Clear Tendency

      


  • Should Alcoa Be in a Portfolio?

    Alcoa Inc. (AA) is one of the world's largest producers of primary aluminum as well as one of the world's largest suppliers of alumina, an intermediate raw material used to make aluminum products for a variety of end-markets. Alcoa is involved in every step of the aluminum-production process, from bauxite mining to the sale of specialized aluminum products. Aluminum demand and pricing are poised to recover from great lows, driving significant earnings growth potential for the company. The firm's competitor includes Aluminum Corporation Of China Limited (ACH).


    Now, turning our attention to the future direction of the stock, let's take a look at the intrinsic value of this company and try to explain to investors the reasons why it is a good buy or not.

      


  • Gurus Cut Losses and Shed Their Holdings of Golden Star Resources

    Mining for gold might seem like a lucrative business, yet the industry also entails a large portion of risk, especially for small-tier miners such as Golden Star Resources Ltd. (GSS). The fluctuating price of the commodity, along with the geopolitical risks involved in mining in African nations such as Ghana, are just two of the obstacles the firm is facing. In addition, as one of the smallest gold mining firms in the industry, with a market cap of just $122 million, Golden Star has had a very difficult time financing its latest expansion projects. With share prices tumbling towards all-time lows, gurus such as Steven Cohen, Chuck Royce and Arnold Schneider have already sold out their positions in the troubled firm.

    [b]Why Have Gurus Lost Faith in Golden Star?  


  • 5-year lows: Blackberry Ltd, Buenaventura Mining Company Inc, SeaWorld Entertainment Inc, AU Optronics Corporation

    According to GuruFocus list of 5-year lows, these Guru stocks have reached their 5-year lows: Blackberry Ltd, Buenaventura Mining Company Inc, SeaWorld Entertainment Inc, AU Optronics Corporation

    BlackBerry Ltd (BB) Reached the 5-year Low of $6.27  


  • Betting on Catastrophe – Billionaires Divide on Aspen Insurance Holdings

    In the third quarter of 2013, billionaire investors were sharply divided on Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited (AHL), with assets of $10.3 billion as of December. 31, 2012. Seven gurus reduced their positions; four of them dramatically reduced. Five gurus increased their AHL positions.

    A Bermuda holding company incorporated in 2002, Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited conducts insurance and reinsurance business through its wholly-owned subsidiaries and operates in the global markets for property and casualty insurance and reinsurance. Aspen employs more than 830 people in eight countries.  


  • Allstate’s in Good Hands – Billionaires Buy

    Billionaire investors were actively trading The Allstate Corporation (ALL) in the third quarter. Three new buys were made by Caxton Associates for 50,000 shares, George Soros for 41,500 and Ray Dalio for 11,346 shares, all buying at around $50.29 per share, for an average gain of 7.9%. Ten gurus reduced their positions and six added in the same quarter. The insiders at Allstate have been actively selling since July, running parallel with a 57.1% drop in the company’s net income reported for the third quarter of 2013.

    Allstate reported financial results for the third quarter of 2013 with consolidated revenues of $8.4 billion, up 4.1% over third quarter of last year at $8.1 billion. In the third quarter, Allstate’s net income was $310 million, down from $723 million in the same quarter of 2012. Earnings of $0.66 per diluted common share were reported for the third quarter of 2013, compared to$1.48 in the same quarter of last year. Operating income was $713 million for the reporting quarter, down from $717 million in the third quarter a year ago. Third quarter earnings of $1.53 per diluted common share were up from last year’s same quarter earnings of $1.46 per diluted common share. In the reporting quarter, Allstate’s total property-liability net written premium increased 5.3% over the third quarter of 2012.  


  • Four Predictable, Undervalued Stocks Held by Billionaire Investors

    According to GuruFocus research there are 89 American companies that are currently listed as undervalued and predictable. Applying discounted cash flow and discounted earnings to top ranked predictable companies, and calculating their intrinsic values, these companies appear to be undervalued.

    Here are four undervalued, predictable companies that have the interest of numerous billionaire investors and insiders.  


  • Gurus Hold Five-Year Lows in Biotech, Utilities

    A rapid-research tool, the GuruFocus Five-Year Low Value Screen currently highlights three diverse U.S. companies on a five-year low, two of them held by billionaire investors, and two with high yields. Here are the company updates and trading highlights, as of June 30, 2013.

    Sequenom Inc. (SQNM)  


  • Signs of Life in Metals & Mining Sector

    After three years of negative returns in a downtrodden sector, the metals and mining industry is showing signs of life as investors assess if and when to buy on a low. Back in April 2013, 118 companies out of 173 in the metals and mining sector were on a 52-week low, according to the GuruFocus 52-week low screener. Today there are 30.

    Here’s a look at four of these companies that deal in copper, uranium, aluminum, and minerals; three of these companies are broadly held by billionaire investors.  


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